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February 25, 2014

Health Tip: Moisturize Your Diabetic Feet

(HealthDay News) -- Diabetics, often plagued by poor circulation, must pay careful attention to the feet. Moisturizing your feet regularly can help keep the skin from cracking and drying.

Health Tip: Shop for Heart-Healthy Fruits and Veggies

(HealthDay News) -- Help keep your heart healthier by eating plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Fever in 1st Trimester Might Raise Risk of Birth Defects

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to women who suffer a fever early in pregnancy may have a slightly increased risk of certain birth defects, a new review finds.

Flu Shot May Lower Stroke Risk, Too

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Getting the seasonal flu shot could provide a bonus: It might also significantly reduce your risk of stroke, a new study suggests.

Diabetes Boosts Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study adds to the evidence that diabetes may boost the risk of a stroke in women but not in men.

Vigorous Exertion at Work May Trigger Heart Attacks, Strokes

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of firefighters suggests that bursts of strenuous emergency work can trigger fatal heart problems.

MERS Virus That Threatens Humans Also Found in Camels

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists looking for the origin of the MERS virus, which has infected at least 182 people since 2012, have found that it is widespread among camels in Saudi Arabia.

Researchers Uncover the Secret Behind Bowel Movements

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Everybody does it, but until now researchers were unsure about the exact mechanisms behind a bowel movement.

Healthy Adults Shouldn't Take Vitamin E, Beta Carotene: Expert Panel

MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy Americans shouldn't take vitamin E or beta carotene supplements to help prevent heart disease or cancer, an influential government panel of experts concludes. The same group said the value of a daily multivitamin for dodging these diseases remains unclear.

Health Highlights: Feb. 25, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Myalept Approved for Rare Fat Tissue Disorder

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Myalept (metreleptin for injection) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat complications of leptin deficiency for people with the congenital or acquired generalized forms of lipodystrophy.

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